Category: AUTO MANUFACTURER NEWS

NEWS – Automakers seek new revenue streams from wireless services, upgrades

NEWS – Automakers seek new revenue streams from wireless services, upgrades

By Nick Gibbs, ANE      The dashboard, once the place where drivers checked their speed or changed the radio station, is fast becoming the car’s most valuable real estate, as automakers seek to generate new revenue through wirelessly delivered services, features and upgrades. The upgrades can include everything from in-dash apps up to software […]

May 19, 2020 More
NEWS – Fiat Chrysler confirms talks for $6.8B state-backed loan to weather virus crisis

NEWS – Fiat Chrysler confirms talks for $6.8B state-backed loan to weather virus crisis

MILAN — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed that it is in talks to obtain an Italian state-backed credit line of as much as 6.3 billion euros ($6.8 billion) to buttress the automaker’s finances after the coronavirus caused a steep downturn. In a statement on Saturday, the company said talks were ongoing with lender Intesa Sanpaolo for a three-year […]

May 18, 2020 More
AUTO MANUFACTURER NEWS – People Bought More Trucks Than Passenger Cars In The U.S. Last Month

AUTO MANUFACTURER NEWS – People Bought More Trucks Than Passenger Cars In The U.S. Last Month

As passenger car sales plummet, trucks overtake them temporarily. Passenger cars have always outsold pickup trucks in the U.S. In some years, as many as 600,000 vehicles separated the two classes. But with the novel Coronavirus affecting all new car purchases in the U.S. in April, pickup trucks stole the sales crown. At least, temporarily. New data […]

May 7, 2020 More
Brands push forward with new-EV rollouts

Brands push forward with new-EV rollouts

Article by Stephanie Wallcraft COVID-19 has automakers pumping the brakes on r&d spending, but most are still planning — at least for now — the launch of key electric vehicles in the coming months.  Matt Girgis, managing director of Volvo Car Canada, said the XC40 P8 Recharge crossover is still scheduled to arrive in Canada […]

April 21, 2020 More
Automakers want Ontario showrooms opened to deal with expiring leases

Automakers want Ontario showrooms opened to deal with expiring leases

Facing an onslaught of customers returning leased vehicles, some automakers are calling on Ontario to reconsider rules forcing the closure of dealership showrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our dealers are now dealing with record numbers of lease returns at our peak season and they are unable to process them,” Hyundai Canada CEO Don Romano wrote […]

April 17, 2020 More
U.S. self-driving startup settles trade secrets lawsuit with Tesla

U.S. self-driving startup settles trade secrets lawsuit with Tesla

U.S. self-driving car startup Zoox said on Tuesday it had settled a lawsuit with Tesla after admitting that some new hires from the electric car maker were in possession of certain Tesla documents when they joined Zoox. Tesla lawyers filed a lawsuit in March last year against four former employees and Zoox, alleging the employees […]

April 16, 2020 More
ROUSH YATES COLLABORATES WITH  BIOMEDINNOVATIONS FOR VENTILATORS

ROUSH YATES COLLABORATES WITH BIOMEDINNOVATIONS FOR VENTILATORS

Roush Yates Engines was formed in 2003 by Robert Yates, Jack Roush, and Doug Yates with the leadership of Ford Motor Company to create a world-class race engine company that would compete at the highest levels of the Motorsports Industry. Out of the passion for power and performance excellence, Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions was formed. […]

April 16, 2020 More
FCA Canada implements temperature taking protocol for workers

FCA Canada implements temperature taking protocol for workers

As automakers eye a return to production, FCA Canada says it is taking steps to keep its factory employees safe on the shop floor. Some employees are currently working at the automaker’s Ontario assembly plants in Windsor and Brampton. They’re deep cleaning the facilities and tweaking job stations to make room for social distancing. But those that arrive […]

April 15, 2020 More
Jaguar Land Rover aims to make 5,000 protective visors

Jaguar Land Rover aims to make 5,000 protective visors

LONDON — Jaguar Land Rover said it is using its prototype building operations to make a target of 5,000 visors a week for health service workers, as manufacturers repurpose facilities to fight against coronavirus. The British government is trying to boost the amount of personal protective equipment for doctors and nurses and ventilators for patients. […]

April 7, 2020 More
Daimler CEO, top executives take pay cut in response to crisis

Daimler CEO, top executives take pay cut in response to crisis

Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius and members of the automaker’s management board will reduce their fixed compensation by 20 percent until the end of the year in response to the effects of the coronavirus crisis. Other senior executives will see their pay drop by 10 percent for the next three months, Daimler said in a statement […]

April 6, 2020 More
Autotalks’ Global V2X Solution Successfully Passed Dual-Band Wi-Fi Pre-Certification

Autotalks’ Global V2X Solution Successfully Passed Dual-Band Wi-Fi Pre-Certification

Kfar Netter, Israel – Autotalks, a world leader in V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communication solutions, successfully completed Wi-Fi 5 pre-certification for its evaluation kit based on its 2nd generation V2X chipset. Autotalks dual-mode (DSRC and C-V2X) chipset recently achieved this milestone for its dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz) supporting standards 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. The testing was done by an […]

April 3, 2020 More
Merkel and German auto industry seek ways to restart factories

Merkel and German auto industry seek ways to restart factories

Chancellor Angela Merkel and German auto industry executives are studying how and when to restart the country’s sprawling factory network amid concerns that some cash-poor suppliers may not survive the damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The bosses of Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler held a crisis call with Merkel on Wednesday, Germany’s Handelsblatt newspaper reported on Thursday. Carmakers […]

April 2, 2020 More
It won’t be ‘business as usual for quite a while,’ Unifor says of auto industry

It won’t be ‘business as usual for quite a while,’ Unifor says of auto industry

Unifor President Jerry Dias said he anticipates assembly plants coming back online will do so initially as one-shift operations whenever it is determined that they can safely re-open. “Even if they open up, it’s not going to be business as usual for quite a while,” Dias said. “They’ll ease into it based off of parts […]

April 1, 2020 More
COVID-19 and the auto industry: All the plant shutdowns due to coronavirus

COVID-19 and the auto industry: All the plant shutdowns due to coronavirus

Automakers across the US and Europe have all declared temporary shutdowns, including Detroit’s Big Three. Many have extended shutdowns further. As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the world, automakers are taking extreme measures in the form of plant closures to halt the spread of COVID-19, which the coronavirus causes. The situation remains fluid as more […]

March 31, 2020 More
Elon Musk says Tesla’s New York factory is making ventilators ‘as soon as humanly possible’

Elon Musk says Tesla’s New York factory is making ventilators ‘as soon as humanly possible’

“We will do anything in our power to help the citizens of New York,” Musk tweets.He says Tesla is distributing Resmed, Philips and Medtronic ventilators for now. Days after offering 1,255 free ventilators to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak, Tesla boss Elon Musk said the company’s New York factory will restart to make more. In the meantime, it’s helping medical device […]

March 31, 2020 More
Toyota ready to build masks, face shields in North America

Toyota ready to build masks, face shields in North America

It’s been heartening to see the Detroit Big Three’s response to the coronavirus. Quickly, we’ve seen major automakers get scrappy to produce much-needed personal protective gear for health care workers. You can add Toyota to the Arsenal of Innovation, because it’s ready to step into the fight against COVID-19 as well. On Friday, the Japanese automaker said it’s ready to start […]

March 31, 2020 More
Ford delays restart of North American production due to coronavirus safety concerns

Ford delays restart of North American production due to coronavirus safety concerns

Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it was postponing its plan to restart production at its North America plants due to safety concerns for its workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. To generate cash, the No. 2 U.S. automaker had said last week it was poised to restart production at some plants in North America as […]

March 31, 2020 More
Ford to produce 50,000 ventilators in 100 days with GE

Ford to produce 50,000 ventilators in 100 days with GE

US states hard hit by the pandemic have pleaded with Washington and manufacturers to speed up production of ventilators. Ford Motor Co said on Monday that it will produce 50,000 ventilators over the next 100 days at a plant in Michigan in cooperation with General Electric’s healthcare unit, and can then build 30,000 per month […]

March 31, 2020 More
Ventec Life Systems and GM Partner to Mass Produce Critical Care Ventilators in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Ventec Life Systems and GM Partner to Mass Produce Critical Care Ventilators in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

GM to also produce surgical masks to support frontline healthcare professionals Bothell, Wash. – Ventec Life Systems announced today General Motors will build VOCSN critical care ventilators at GM’s Kokomo, Indiana manufacturing facility with FDA-cleared ventilators scheduled to ship as soon as next month. This effort is in addition to Ventec taking aggressive steps to […]

March 28, 2020 More
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